DC Station, Papa John's Raise Money for Missing Kids Foundation

DC Station, Papa John's Raise Money for Missing Kids Foundation
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In an effort to commemorate National Missing Children's Day on May 25, Washington-D.C.-based radio station DC101's "Elliot in the Morning" show and the Papa John's pizza chain raised money for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children through a local appearance where Elliot and DC101 staffers sold Papa John's pizza, drinks and station merchandise to supporters.
The event raised more than $1,300 in its first two hours, and was part of "Elliot's Papa John's Pick 5" promotion, during which Papa John's features a discount pizza offer that donates $1.01 from every sale to the NCMEC. The promotion continues through Labor Day.
The summer fundraiser was launched on "Elliot in the Morning" with help from activist John Walsh, co-founder of NCMEC and host of "America's Most Wanted." The country has observed National Missing Children's Day since May 25, 1983. May 25, 1979 is the day six-year-old Etan Patz disappeared from a New York street corner, an event that "Elliot" says always stuck with him.

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